Catholic Nuptial Mass
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Refresher On The Primary End Of Marriage...
"Now, the truth is that matrimony, as an institution of nature, in virtue of the Creator's will, has not as a primary and intimate end the personal perfection of the married couple but the procreation and upbringing of a new life. The other ends, inasmuch as they are intended by nature, are not equally primary, much less superior to the primary end, but are essentially subordinated to it. This is true of every marriage, even if no offspring result, just as of every eye it can be said that it is destined and formed to see, even if, in abnormal cases arising from special internal or external conditions, it will never be possible to achieve visual perception." (Pope Pius XII, Address to Midwives)
Topic: Catholic Marriage
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For Catholic Teachings, Try...
» Holy Matrimony [Incl. Prerequisites, Primary Purpose of Marriage (1917 Can. 1013 § 1: "The primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children"), Submissiveness, 'Marriage Debt', Sterility, Indissolubility, Etc.]
» Matrimony (Apologetics) [Incl. Is Marriage a Sacrament?, Is Marriage Indissoluble Until Death?, What is the Primary Purpose of Marriage? / What Are the Blessings of Marriage?, What is the Proper Role of a Wife?, Why Has the Catholic Church Traditionally Forbidden or Discouraged Mixed Marriages?]
For Other Catholic Information, Try...
» Church Teachings Against Contraception [Note: Also Covers 'Natural Family Planning' (NFP)]
» Wedding or Wedding Anniversary Announcement - Try Announcements Section
» The Purpose of the Catholic Family: A Priest's Reflection (My Catholic Source.com 2/11 Newsletter) [Note: Plaintext version]
» The 'Church' in the Home (My Catholic Source.com 8/10 Newsletter) [Note: Plaintext version]
» Catholic Family Prayer (My Catholic Source.com 2/12 Newsletter) [Note: Plaintext version]
» Three Prayers for the Family (Prayer of a Husband or Wife; A Prayer of Parents, for Themselves and for Their Children; A Child's Hymn to the Blessed Virgin) [My Catholic Source.com 7/13 Newsletter] [Note: Plaintext version]
» Parents' Prayer (My Catholic Source.com 2/17 Newsletter) [Note: Plaintext version]
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